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Selected Artworks
Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition
March 14–July 8, 2012
Wall frieze with row of leaves
Date: ca. 6th century A.D.
Medium: Stucco
Accession Number: 32.150.10
Floor Mosaic Depicting the Cities of Memphis and Alexandria
Date: ca. 540
Medium: Limestone in ivory, dark ocher, beige, light gray, dark gray, and shades of red
Accession Number: isl229
Textile Fragment with Tree
Date: 6th-7th century
Medium: Tapestry weave in polychrome wool and undyed linen on plain-weave ground of undyed linen
Accession Number: isl1655
Border relief fragment
Date: ca. 6th century A.D.
Medium: Stucco
Accession Number: 32.150.46
Panel
Date: ca. 6th century A.D.
Medium: Stucco
Accession Number: 32.150.5-.8
Drawing of Job and His Family Represented as Heraclius and His Family
Date: 5th century (text), ca. 615–629 (drawing)
Medium: Ink on parchment; 8 fols.
Accession Number: isl161
Oval bowl with grapevine scrolls inhabited by birds and animals
Date: ca. 6th–7th century A.D.
Medium: Silver, mercury gilding
Accession Number: 59.130.1
Roundel with a Byzantine Emperor, Probably Heraclius
Date: 8th century
Medium: Tapestry weave in red, pale brown, and blue wools and undyed linen on plain-weave ground of undyed linen
Accession Number: isl659
Ewer with dancing females within arcades
Date: ca. 6th–7th century A.D.
Medium: Silver, mercury gilding
Accession Number: 67.10a, b
Plate with David Anointed by Samuel
Date: 629–630
Medium: Silver
Accession Number: 17.190.398
Plate with David's Confrontation with Eliab
Date: 629–630
Medium: Silver
Accession Number: 17.190.395
Plate with the Presentation of David to Saul
Date: 629–630
Medium: Silver
Accession Number: 17.190.397
Plate with David Slaying a Lion
Date: 629–630
Medium: Silver
Accession Number: 17.190.394
Plate with the Arming of David
Date: 629–630
Medium: Silver
Accession Number: 17.190.399
Plate with the Battle of David and Goliath
Date: 629–30
Medium: Silver
Accession Number: 17.190.396
Dionysos
Date: 4th–6th century
Medium: Bone
Accession Number: 1993.516.1
Silenus, the Tutor of Dionysos
Date: 4th–7th century
Medium: Bone
Accession Number: 07.228.44
The Naples Dioscorides
Date: end of the 6th or beginning of the 7th century
Medium: Ink and pigment on parchment, 172 folios
Accession Number: isl167
Ostrakon with Menander's "Sentences"
Date: 580–640
Medium: Limestone with ink inscription
Accession Number: 14.1.210
Ostrakon with Medical Recipes
Date: 580–640
Medium: Pottery fragment with ink inscription
Accession Number: 12.180.79
Ostrakon with a Letter Referring to the Persian Occupation
Date: 618–629
Medium: Pottery fragment with ink inscription
Accession Number: 14.1.189
Fragments of a Wall Hanging with Figures in Persian Dress
Date: late 6th-early 7th century
Medium: Embroidery in polychrome wool on plain weave ground of undyed linen
Accession Number: isl1625
Codex Purpureus Petropolitanus
Date: 500–600
Medium: Silver and, for nomina sacra, gold on parchement, dyed purple; 2 folios
Accession Number: isl181
Codex Sinopensis
Date: 550–600
Medium: Gold ink on parchment; 1 bifolium
Accession Number: isl502
The Attarouthi Treasure - Chalice
Date: late 6th–early 7th century
Medium: Silver and gilded silver
Accession Number: 1986.3.1
The Attarouthi Treasure - Chalice
Date: late 6th–early 7th century
Medium: Silver and gilded silver
Accession Number: 1986.3.2
The Attarouthi Treasure - Chalice
Date: late 6th–early 7th century
Medium: Silver and gilded silver
Accession Number: 1986.3.3
The Attarouthi Treasure - Chalice
Date: late 6th–early 7th century
Medium: Silver and gilded silver
Accession Number: 1986.3.4
The Attarouthi Treasure - Chalice
Date: late 6th–early 7th century
Medium: Silver and gilded silver
Accession Number: 1986.3.5
The Attarouthi Treasure - Chalice
Date: late 6th–early 7th century
Medium: Silver and gilded silver
Accession Number: 1986.3.7
The Attarouthi Treasure - Chalice
Date: late 6th–early 7th century
Medium: Silver and gilded silver
Accession Number: 1986.3.8
The Attarouthi Treasure - Chalice
Date: late 6th–early 7th century
Medium: Silver and gilded silver
Accession Number: 1986.3.9
The Attarouthi Treasure - Chalice
Date: late 6th–early 7th century
Medium: Silver and gilded silver
Accession Number: 1986.3.10
The Attarouthi Treasure - Wine Strainer
Date: late 6th–early 7th century
Medium: Silver
Accession Number: 1986.3.14
The Attarouthi Treasure - Censer
Date: late 6th–early 7th century
Medium: Silver and gilded silver with copper liner
Accession Number: 1986.3.11
The Attarouthi Treasure - Censer
Date: late 6th–early 7th century
Medium: Silver and gilded silver with copper liner
Accession Number: 1986.3.12
The Attarouthi Treasure - Censer
Date: late 6th–early 7th century
Medium: Silver and gilded silver with copper liner
Accession Number: 1986.3.13
The Attarouthi Treasure - Silver Dove
Date: late 6th–early 7th century
Medium: Silver
Accession Number: 1986.3.15
Tusk Fragment with Apostle (Saint Mark?) on Throne, Surrounded by Followers in Front of a City
Date: second half of the 6th century (?)
Medium: Ivory
Accession Number: isl169
Ivories of the So-Called Grado Chair: Saint Peter Dictating the Gospel to Saint Mark
Date: 440-670 (radiocarbon date, 95% probability)
Medium: Ivory
Accession Number: isl170
Ivories of the So-Called Grado Chair: Saint Mark Preaching
Date: 7th–8th century
Medium: Ivory
Accession Number: isl726
Ivories of the So-Called Grado Chair: Saint Mark Healing Anianos
Date: 7th–8th century
Medium: Ivory
Accession Number: isl722
Ivories of the So-Called Grado Chair: Saint Mark Baptizing Anianos
Date: 7th–8th century
Medium: Ivory
Accession Number: isl727
Ivories of the So-Called Grado Chair: Saint Mark Consecrating Anianos
Date: 7th–8th century
Medium: Ivory
Accession Number: isl723
Ivories of the So-Called Grado Chair: Fragment with Saint Mark
Date: 7th–8th century
Medium: Ivory
Accession Number: isl724
Ivories of the So-Called Grado Chair: Annunciation to the Virgin
Date: 7th–8th century
Medium: Ivory
Accession Number: isl725
Ivories of the So-Called Grado Chair: Nativity of Christ
Date: 7th–8th century
Medium: Ivory
Accession Number: isl716
Ivories of the So-Called Grado Chair: Saint Menas with Flanking Camels
Date: 7th–8th century
Medium: Ivory
Accession Number: isl172
Ivories of the So-Called Grado Chair: Raising of Lazarus
Date: 7th–8th century
Medium: Ivory
Accession Number: isl719
Ivories of the So-Called Grado Chair: Wedding at Cana
Date: 630-820 (radiocarbon date, 95% probability)
Medium: Ivory
Accession Number: isl720
Ivories of the So-Called Grado Chair: The Prophet Joel
Date: 7th–8th century
Medium: Ivory
Accession Number: isl718
Ivories of the So-Called Grado Chair: Prophet with a Plaque
Date: late 7th or 8th century
Medium: Ivory, carved
Accession Number: isl721
Ivories of the So-Called Grado Chair: Saint in Orant Pose
Date: 7th–8th century
Medium: Ivory
Accession Number: isl717
Rabbula Gospels
Date: completed 586
Medium: Ink and colors on parchment; 292 folios
Accession Number: isl517
Pauline Epistles from the Peshitta
Date: 622
Medium: Black and red inks on parchment; 143 folios
Accession Number: isl544
Fragmentary Stele with Orant Monk
Date: 6th–7th century
Medium: Limestone
Accession Number: isl432
Pair of Liturgical Fans (Rhipidia)
Date: 11th-12th century
Medium: Silver, repoussé relief
Accession Number: isl1718
Stele of Apa Shenoute
Date: 5th–6th century
Medium: Limestone
Accession Number: isl1727
Manuscript Folios, Isaiah 12:2-13:12
Date: 8th–9th century
Medium: Red and black ink on parchment; 7 folios
Accession Number: isl535
Fragment of a Panel with Brother George the Scribe
Date: 8th century
Medium: Tempera on Ficus sp.
Accession Number: isl780
Wall frieze with row of leaves
Date: ca. 6th century A.D.
Accession Number: 32.150.10
Textile Fragment with Tree
Date: 6th-7th century
Accession Number: isl1655
Border relief fragment
Date: ca. 6th century A.D.
Accession Number: 32.150.46
Panel
Date: ca. 6th century A.D.
Accession Number: 32.150.5-.8
Drawing of Job and His Family Represented as Heraclius and His Family
Date: 5th century (text), ca. 615–629 (drawing)
Accession Number: isl161
Oval bowl with grapevine scrolls inhabited by birds and animals
Date: ca. 6th–7th century A.D.
Accession Number: 59.130.1
Roundel with a Byzantine Emperor, Probably Heraclius
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl659
Ewer with dancing females within arcades
Date: ca. 6th–7th century A.D.
Accession Number: 67.10a, b
Plate with David Anointed by Samuel
Date: 629–630
Accession Number: 17.190.398
Plate with David's Confrontation with Eliab
Date: 629–630
Accession Number: 17.190.395
Plate with the Presentation of David to Saul
Date: 629–630
Accession Number: 17.190.397
Plate with David Slaying a Lion
Date: 629–630
Accession Number: 17.190.394
Plate with the Arming of David
Date: 629–630
Accession Number: 17.190.399
Plate with the Battle of David and Goliath
Date: 629–30
Accession Number: 17.190.396
Dionysos
Date: 4th–6th century
Accession Number: 1993.516.1
Silenus, the Tutor of Dionysos
Date: 4th–7th century
Accession Number: 07.228.44
The Naples Dioscorides
Date: end of the 6th or beginning of the 7th century
Accession Number: isl167
Ostrakon with Menander's "Sentences"
Date: 580–640
Accession Number: 14.1.210
Ostrakon with Medical Recipes
Date: 580–640
Accession Number: 12.180.79
Ostrakon with a Letter Referring to the Persian Occupation
Date: 618–629
Accession Number: 14.1.189
Fragments of a Wall Hanging with Figures in Persian Dress
Date: late 6th-early 7th century
Accession Number: isl1625
Codex Purpureus Petropolitanus
Date: 500–600
Accession Number: isl181
Codex Sinopensis
Date: 550–600
Accession Number: isl502
The Attarouthi Treasure - Chalice
Date: late 6th–early 7th century
Accession Number: 1986.3.1
The Attarouthi Treasure - Chalice
Date: late 6th–early 7th century
Accession Number: 1986.3.2
The Attarouthi Treasure - Chalice
Date: late 6th–early 7th century
Accession Number: 1986.3.3
The Attarouthi Treasure - Chalice
Date: late 6th–early 7th century
Accession Number: 1986.3.4
The Attarouthi Treasure - Chalice
Date: late 6th–early 7th century
Accession Number: 1986.3.5
The Attarouthi Treasure - Chalice
Date: late 6th–early 7th century
Accession Number: 1986.3.7
The Attarouthi Treasure - Chalice
Date: late 6th–early 7th century
Accession Number: 1986.3.8
The Attarouthi Treasure - Chalice
Date: late 6th–early 7th century
Accession Number: 1986.3.9
The Attarouthi Treasure - Chalice
Date: late 6th–early 7th century
Accession Number: 1986.3.10
The Attarouthi Treasure - Wine Strainer
Date: late 6th–early 7th century
Accession Number: 1986.3.14
The Attarouthi Treasure - Censer
Date: late 6th–early 7th century
Accession Number: 1986.3.11
The Attarouthi Treasure - Censer
Date: late 6th–early 7th century
Accession Number: 1986.3.12
The Attarouthi Treasure - Censer
Date: late 6th–early 7th century
Accession Number: 1986.3.13
The Attarouthi Treasure - Silver Dove
Date: late 6th–early 7th century
Accession Number: 1986.3.15
Tusk Fragment with Apostle (Saint Mark?) on Throne, Surrounded by Followers in Front of a City
Date: second half of the 6th century (?)
Accession Number: isl169
Ivories of the So-Called Grado Chair: Saint Peter Dictating the Gospel to Saint Mark
Date: 440-670 (radiocarbon date, 95% probability)
Accession Number: isl170
Ivories of the So-Called Grado Chair: Saint Mark Preaching
Date: 7th–8th century
Accession Number: isl726
Ivories of the So-Called Grado Chair: Saint Mark Healing Anianos
Date: 7th–8th century
Accession Number: isl722
Ivories of the So-Called Grado Chair: Saint Mark Baptizing Anianos
Date: 7th–8th century
Accession Number: isl727
Ivories of the So-Called Grado Chair: Saint Mark Consecrating Anianos
Date: 7th–8th century
Accession Number: isl723
Ivories of the So-Called Grado Chair: Fragment with Saint Mark
Date: 7th–8th century
Accession Number: isl724
Ivories of the So-Called Grado Chair: Annunciation to the Virgin
Date: 7th–8th century
Accession Number: isl725
Ivories of the So-Called Grado Chair: Nativity of Christ
Date: 7th–8th century
Accession Number: isl716
Ivories of the So-Called Grado Chair: Raising of Lazarus
Date: 7th–8th century
Accession Number: isl719
Ivories of the So-Called Grado Chair: Wedding at Cana
Date: 630-820 (radiocarbon date, 95% probability)
Accession Number: isl720
Ivories of the So-Called Grado Chair: The Prophet Joel
Date: 7th–8th century
Accession Number: isl718
Ivories of the So-Called Grado Chair: Prophet with a Plaque
Date: late 7th or 8th century
Accession Number: isl721
Ivories of the So-Called Grado Chair: Saint in Orant Pose
Date: 7th–8th century
Accession Number: isl717
Rabbula Gospels
Date: completed 586
Accession Number: isl517
Pauline Epistles from the Peshitta
Date: 622
Accession Number: isl544
Fragmentary Stele with Orant Monk
Date: 6th–7th century
Accession Number: isl432
Pair of Liturgical Fans (Rhipidia)
Date: 11th-12th century
Accession Number: isl1718
Stele of Apa Shenoute
Date: 5th–6th century
Accession Number: isl1727
Manuscript Folios, Isaiah 12:2-13:12
Date: 8th–9th century
Accession Number: isl535
Fragment of a Panel with Brother George the Scribe
Date: 8th century
Accession Number: isl780

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